How Societies Can Grow Old Better

According to Jared Diamond “there’s an irony behind the latest efforts to extend human life: It’s no picnic to be an old person in a youth-oriented society. Older people can become isolated, lacking meaningful work and low on funds. In this intriguing talk, Jared Diamond looks at how many different societies treat their elders — some better, some worse — and suggests we all take advantage of experience.”  Watch the TED video here:

Reference:  Dishman E., (Nov, 2009). How Societies Can grow old better. Retrieved from: